Motorists are being warned that text messages or emails regarding a licence which is due for renewal have not been sent by the DVLA.
The DVLA says that it does not send these types of reminders by text or email and these services are in no way affiliated with the DVLA.
It warns motorists that they may be charged more for using these services.
By using the online driving licence transactions on GOV.UK motorists can be sure that they are dealing directly with the DVLA and they will not be charged any additional fees for their driving licence.
The application will be completed online without the need for a postal application in the majority of cases.
The online driving licence services can be found in the driving licences section of GOV.UK.